Question #2975e

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Dec 21, 2017

Answer:

They have the same molecular formula, but belong to different homologous series.

Explanation:

Functional group isomerism is an example of structural isomerism – where a molecule has the same molecular formula, but a different arrangement of atoms in space.

In functional group isomerism, the atoms are arranged as such that the isomers belong to different families (homologous series ) of molecules.

Acetone and propionaldehyde are examples of functional group isomers, because they have the same molecular formula #C_3H_6O# but belong to different homologous series.

Acetone is a ketone
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Propionaldehyde is an aldehyde
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